How to use Nearby Share to transfer files from Android phone to Windows PC

Google has announced that it has started rolling out the Nearby Share feature to all Windows PC users worldwide. Image

Google has made the Nearby Share feature available to all Windows users

This feature allows Android device users to seamlessly transfer data to their Windows computers and vice versa. It should be noted that Google first released the Nearby Share feature for Windows PCs in March of this year, but it was only available in certain countries at the time. Almost a month later, the company announced that it is rolling out the Nearby Share feature to Windows users worldwide. “We’re very excited to announce that Nearby Share for Windows is now available worldwide, so even more of your devices can work together better. Whether you’re sharing a photo, link, or document, Nearby Share can help you throughout the day. Try the Beta version of Nearby Share for Windows today,” Google wrote on its support page.

However, the Nearby Share feature is not available for all Windows computers. Users must meet certain conditions in order to be able to send or receive files through the Nearby Share feature. Here are all the details:

— A computer with a 64-bit version of Windows 10 and higher.

— Android device with version Android 6.0 and higher.

— Bluetooth is turned on on both the Android smartphone and the Windows PC.

— Wi-Fi is turned on on both devices.

— Both devices must be connected to the same network.

— Both devices must be within 16 feet or 5 meters of each other.

— ARM devices are not supported.

How to set up Nearby Share for Windows users?

Step 1: Download and install Nearby Share Beta on your Windows PC.

Step 2: Open the app on your Windows PC and sign in to the app with the same Google account you use on your Android smartphone

Step 3: In the “Visible to others as” option, select the name of your device.

Step 4: In the “Receiving” option, choose who can share content with you.

Step 5: Select Done.

How do you choose who can share content with you?

Step 1: Open the Nearby Share Beta app for Windows on your computer.

Step 2: In the upper right corner, select Settings and then select Device visibility.

Step 3: Choose your visibility:

  • Everyone: Your device will be visible to anyone nearby with Nearby Share enabled.
  • Contacts: Your device will be visible to your nearby contacts.
  • Your devices: Your device will be visible to devices with the same Google account.
  • No one: Your device will not be visible to anyone.

How to send content from Windows PC to Android phone?

Step 1: Open the Nearby Share app for Windows on your Windows PC.

Step 2: Select and drag the file into the application window.

Step 3: Select the device you want to share the file with.

Step 4: If you receive a PIN, verify that it matches the one on the recipient’s device.

Step 5: Select Share.

After the recipient confirms the share, your file will be sent.

How to receive a file from an Android phone to a Windows device?

Case 1: When someone uses Nearby Share to send you content, you’ll get a notification. If showing sender details: Select Accept or Decline.

Case 2: If you receive a PIN, check that it matches the one on the sender’s device. To download the content, select Accept. The file will be saved in the “Downloads” folder.

Source: Techlusive

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